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Media Release Template
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ENTERTAINER/PERFORMER RELEASE: AGREEMENT AND AUTHORIZATION TO BE IN MEDIA
THIS RELEASE (the “Agreement”) is made and entered into this (the “Execution Date”),
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Email: Phone: (the “Artist”)
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OF THE SECOND PART
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- The Artist may choose or is currently engaged in the business of creating media, which includes but is not limited to engaging in the following activities for personal and commercial gain:
– filming, film/video editing, and film/video production; photography, photo editing, and photo production; digital photography, digital photo editing, and digital photo production; documentary production and editing; sound recordings; sound manipulation and music productions; television production; and web design and production.
- The Performer/Entertainer consents to being a subject of the Artist in. The Performer/ Entertainer will allow the Artist to capture images and sound recordings for use in media.
THE ARTIST IS RELEASED OF LIABILITY: For good and valuable consideration herein acknowledged as received, the Performer/Entertainer releases the Artist and assigns permission to license all images and sound recordings and to use of images and sound recordings in any media for any purpose which may include, among others, advertising, promotion, marketing and packaging for any product or service. The Performer/Entertainer agrees that any images and sound recordings may be combined with other images, text and graphics, cropped, altered and modified.
THE ARTIST RETAINS ALL RIGHTS: The Performer/Entertainer agrees that the Artist has all rights to images and sound recordings, for perpetuity unless explicitly noted in this Agreement. The Performer/Entertainer acknowledges and agrees that the Artist is not liable for any further consideration, accounting, or claim for any reason.
DURATION OF AGREEMENT: The Performer/Entertainer acknowledges and agrees that this Agreement is binding on all heirs and assigns. The Performer/Entertainer acknowledges and agrees that this Agreement is irrevocable, worldwide, and perpetual.
This Agreement contains the entire agreement between the parties to this release and the terms of this Agreement are contractual and not a mere recital.
This Agreement will be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of the State of ______________.
IF THE Performer/Entertainer IS UNDER THE LEGAL AGE OF MAJORITY:
I am the parent or legal guardian of the minor above named as the Performer/Entertainer, and I have legal authority to execute this Agreement on the Model’s behalf. I have read and fully understood the contents of this Agreement, and consent to the said use of images and sound recordings based on the contents of this Agreement.